Australian Dollar to US Dollar
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Please understand that these rates are NOT the exchange rates that The Currency Shop is offering today.
The rates displayed are the “interbank” or “wholesale” exchange rates that you can find on Google or XE
We show these rates so you can compare them to what each money changer, bank and transfer provider are offering.
Compare exchange rates from Australian banks and foreign exchange leaders.
Australian Dollar to US Dollar (AUD/USD) Exchange Rate Table
AUD to USD Forecasts
Major Bank Forecasts for 2019 Compared
The Australian dollar (AUD) has dropped over 10% since the highs of 81 cents reached in January. What does this mean for the major bank AUD to USD forecasts in the near-term and going into next year? And have they changed after the Australian dollar hit recent lows? This article presents the different bank outlooks and is updated regularly.
It's hard to get the best exchange rate to transfer US Dollars overseas
Nearly every bank and money transfer company offer a different exchange rate to transfer US Dollars.
Hardly any of them offer the best rate you see on Google or XE.
TransferWise is one of the only large, safe and low-cost companies that offer you the real AUD to USD exchange rate you see on Google or XE.
So how do they make any money? They charge a fee which is clearly explained before you transfer your money. This way you'll know exactly what your transfer will cost.
- Avoid using your credit or debit card to pay for your transfer. Sometimes, there are extra card surcharges.
- Compare the exchange rates and fees of TransferWise before you start.
- Make sure you have your ID. You may need it to set up your account.
Learn more about TransferWise
Where to buy US Dollars at a great exchange rate
Buying currency online can often be the best way to get your foreign currency, but it does take a few days. Heading into a money changer in the city is a better option for larger amounts over $5,000 or if you need to get it last minute.
Alternatively, you can take your Australian dollars with you and convert it overseas.
How to order foreign currency online
Like most things, you can buy US Dollars online. It's fairly easy and you can pick it up at the airport, a post office, or a store near you.
- Pay by BPAY and avoid credit or debit card surcharges
- Sometimes you can get a better rate if you order over $2,000
- Check for any promo codes like this to improve your rate